JOB SUMMARY

This position coordinates production, prepares and serves nutritious, appealing meals to residents following order, standards and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists with development of pleasing and unique recipes and menu creation. Maintains continuous quality improvement of meals prepared and served daily. Responsible for kitchen/dining management as assigned, including delegation of kitchen cleanliness and education/training of cleaning policies. Observes, measures and documents information as assigned. Receives and shares information, observes and reports resident conditions to appropriate staff. Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their service plans. Keeps residents’ dining areas pleasant and orderly. Checks equipment before use and notifies supervisors or maintenance staff of problems. Operates dishwashing and kitchen equipment safely. Notifies appropriate staff of problems, uses safe lifting techniques, immediately cleans up spills and demonstrates proper use of chemicals used for cleaning and sanitizing and appropriate use of kitchen tools and procedures. Work at special events (i.e., open houses, group meetings, special meals, brunches etc.) as needed; sets up and cleans dining room, multi-purpose rooms or other rooms as needed: helps prepare and serve food for special events. Follows location infection control procedures and OSHA and CDC guidelines that apply to blood borne pathogens while serving food, assisting residents and cleaning. Washes hands per facility guidelines, performs cleaning duties in kitchen and dining area; may include dishwashing. Cleans and sanitizes equipment as assigned.

Basic Responsibilities:

This position will be held accountable for complying with all related laws, regulations, company policies and procedures pertaining to his or her position and for fulfilling his or her obligations under North Star Manor’s Corporate Compliance Program.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listen of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education Experience: Prior work experience in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets or related experience in a similar type of setting is preferred.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities.

Knowledge: Basic ability to communicate and comprehend.

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will operate/activate/use/prepare/inspect/place/detect/position objects, tools or controls. The employee will frequently communicate/express oneself/exchange/observe/assess/detect information relative to this position. The employee is required to maintain a stationary position/move/position self in response to job tasks. Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequently of travel may vary based on business need.

Weight Lifting Requirement: 35 lbs.